Re: Weird feeling in lower right rib cage?
Think Cave man diet.. no seriously.. if it is something you can kill, skin, cook and eat.. gather eat and/or cook and eat.. you don't need it. That was how it was initially explained to me.
Increasing your fiber intake can help. Don't lay down with in a 1-2 hour period of eating. If you do a research on GERD and diet recommendations you should get something like this depressing list given to my husband and I on our do's and don'ts.
Gerd and LPR life hygiene recommendations:
1) Eat light meals through out the day and at least three hours prior to any physical activity(bending and stooping make reflux realy bad on a full stomach), intense vocal activity, reclining or sleeping.
2) Beverages to avoid ingestion of: alcohol, caffeinated beverages, decaf coffee, carbonated beverages, and citrus juices. I miss carbonation but that stems from carbonic acid in the drink which buffers and strengthens the acid in your stomach.
3) Eliminate fatty, fried, spicy, and acidic foods from the diet.. my husband misses his fried seafood.
4) Avoid acidic medications such as aspirin and vitamin C
5) Take medications as directed
6) Elevate the head of the bed by at least six inches (15-30 degree incline.. I used blanket rolls between the matress and box springs to do this.
7) Take antacids when acute symptoms appear
8) Avoid chemically filled environments (smoke, fume filled environments)
9) Avoid mints, chocolates, or nuts (I could care less about the nuts, but chocolate and mints come on!)
10) Eat slowly, too much food hitting the stomach at once, will stimulate the stomach in to producing large amounts of excess acid, because the current stomach acid volume is not sufficient to process the overload.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.